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good morning. it's going to be a very busy weekend here in san francisco. coming up, we'll take you on board one of the main attractions that will be drawing so many people into the city by the bay. that story coming up. the giants and a's getting ready to kick off the post season. game times have been announced. we'll have a live report from both at&t and the a's in detr t detroit. we'll also bring you the pain at the pump. the bay area waking up to monster price jumps in gas prices. we'll tell you how hard you will be hit in the wallet. the news at 11:00 a.m. starts right now.
good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm jon kelley. marla tellez has the day off. the bay area braces for a big weekend of festivities. the heart of it all, san francisco. a little bit of something for everybody over the next couple days. on the buffet of outdoor activity, the 49ers are at home against the bills. giants playoff baseball, a music festival shs the america's cup, and look up in the sky, it's the blue angels. we'll start off with our live coverage with bob redell and the fleet week festivities. what's going on, my man? >> reporter: good morning to you, john. we're aboard the u.s.s. macon island. tours of this vessel here in san francisco start in just under 24 hours from now. one thing that will strike you is just how large she is.
at 850 feet long, she's only a couple hundred feet shorter than an aircra carrier. her flight deck, as you can see, can handle lots of helicopters. it's an assault ship capable of carrying 1,000 sailors and a detachment of 1200 marines. some of whom you just saw. her yeek anemic feature is the well deck. it can be filled with water and slunk slightly so hovers can come and go through the ship's rear. >> the assault ships were designed to be able to put the marines where we need to put them and storm the beach. since that time, they have taken on a whole new mission set for disaster response. the same way that we get the marines to shore, we can get that humanitarian assistance like relief supplies, we can do that. ships like this were used in new orleans after hurricane katrina and in haiti following the big earthquake down there.
>> reporter: commissioned in 2009 the macon island has the latest technology. a combination of gas turbines and electric motors that save four million gallons in fuel. and that right there that you should be looking at now is the ship's steering wheel. it's impressive because it's not really that impressive. it's very small and unassuming. what might surprise you is who typically has their hands on that wheel. those are sailors who are just 18 to 20 years old. a lot of responsibility for someone who only started driving a car a couple of years prior. back here live on the flight deck up there is the bridge. if you come down here, you can see where a lot of the aircraft are assembled. this is an area you'll be able to tour when the tours start tomorrow and run through monday. 9:00 through 3:00 p.m.
it's a very popular attraction. they are promising long lines. if you want to get on board this ship to take a look to see what the navy has to offer, you'll want to arrive early. reporting live here at pier 32, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> all right, bob. thank you very much. he's one of the lucky ones that gets to check that out. at and t park, you can feel the excitement. treated to two playoff games. amy has been camping out since 4:30 a.m. she has the forecast on lockdown. a good morning to you, a long day so far. >> reporter: but a good day, jon, for sure. so as you said, we have been here since 4:30 this morning. and pretty much the sea gulls were asleep at that point. 8:00 the buzz started happening. right now we have grounds crew
guys working on the field. they are painting the 2012 post season logo. getting the field prepped with all the paraphernalia that represents the october quest that we're on. with tv crews coming in, they are miking the stadium. it's very, very busy right now. we have tours coming in. but probably the best news to share with fans so far today that broke around 7:00 a.m. was major league baseball announcing the nlds schedule through tuesday. we have a graphic to help folks out so they can kind of start to plan their week around the fun games. saturday game one, first pitch at 6:37. sunday game two, also at 6:37. then tuesday the giants will be in cincinnati and that first pitch will be at 2:37. so first two games at 6:37, first pitch. then tuesday at 2:37 and those are pacific times. we have already seen some coaches from the reds.
official practice will be today for the reds from 2:00 to 4:00. then the giants will take the field from 4:00 to 6:00. throughout that period of time, a representative from major league baseball will come out, work with the grounds crew, and do an official inspection of the field to make sure it's ready for game one. they actually measure the mound, the bases, and the bullpen. so a lot going on. jon? >> thank you very much for the update. the entire post season comcast sportsnet bay area will bring you everything. pregame is one hour before every giants game and post game coverage after the final out. this is the only place you'll be able to see mike kreukow. that's here on comcast sportsnet bay area. with all the action going on this weekend, the question everybody wants to know and needs to know, what's the weather forecast going to be
like? christina loren? >> good morning to you. a lot of excitement happening in this city. live picture of san francisco looking kind of dreary with overcast conditions. we're picking up some light showers on the radar. look at all the vessels out there. a beautiful day. temperatures are in the mid-60s in san francisco. we're at 68 degrees in livermore. 65 degrees in downtown san jose. as we head throughout the afternoon, we'll continue to see the very light, pesky showers. that's all we're picking up. this is what we're expecting over the course of the weekend. we're not expecting a rain out. no rain delays at the park tomorrow. pesky showers you might want to protect yourself from if you're headed out there. mild and cloudy today as we head through tomorrow. the coastal fog returns, but you'll get mostly clear conditions. great for viewing the blue angels. then on sunday, you get your jacket weather. you'll want to pull out the coat.
more clouds than sun. that's going to be dicey when it comes to visibility. we'll take a look at your weekend forecast. we're talking giants, 49ers and america's cup. i think justin bieber will be in town as well. >> also madonna will be here too. a little something for everybody. >> oh my good, it's going to be crazy. >> front row, bieber concert. thank you very much. on to the team on the other side of the bay. we're talking about the oakland athletics. they have been shocking the baseball world and they roll into detroit after they managed to rally and not only make the playoff, but they locked up the title on the final day of the season. game one of that series in detroit. that's where comcast sportsnet casey pratt is live following that green and gold. here's a look at tomorrow's ball game to see if the a es can keep that magic going. what's happening? >> reporter: good morning. the tigers are on the field now.
business is picking up here. the a's will be on the field next. game one will take place here saturday at 3:07 p.m. sunday's game is at 9:07 a.m., which is drawing mixed reactions from a's fans. and tuesday's game in oakland is going to be at 6:07. back to game one. i had an opportunity to talk to jason verlander. i asked him about the line up. the second time he beat them, chris wasn't in the line up. the a's are a scrappy team. he said it was one of the touchest starts of his career. so the reigning mvp has a lot of respect for the oakland a's. back to you, jon. >> appreciate it. comcast sportsnet california bringing you sportsnet central. that's called october quest this year. post game coverage starts immediately after the final out. that's sportsnet central october
quest on comcast sportsnet california. today marks one year since the death of apple's ceo steve jobs. jobs, if you recall, died of pancreatic cancer last october. the city ordering the flag be flown at half staff at the civic center today. that's where jobs made his very last public presentation to the city council when he revealed plans for apple's new campus just last june. in a statement, the mayor says, steve grew up and went to school in coupertino and his company and vision grew so our entire community came to realize we can change the world for the better. placing our city's flag at half staff is a small reminder of the profound and very local impact this man had on our community. he was a visionary. new at 11:00. the mother accused of driving off and leaving her 10-year-old daughter behind during a grocery store shoplifting attempt is back in the bay area. she's scheduled for a court
appearance this afternoon. we have new video of the 38-year-old walking into the main jail. she was arrested last week near re reno. police say she drove away from a safeway two weeks ago and left her daughter with a cart load of groceries not paid for. one week later, she was found in nevada. her family says she's had a lot of issues including suffering from depression. we have new detail es in the sexual abuse case involving a teacher at an albany middle school. new victims are now starting to co come. he was found dead in his car less than a week later. in a brand new report, police confirm his death was a inside. police say several girls have started coming forward claiming they too were sexually molested by that teacher.
his arrest and subsequent death just shocked the school and sparked outrage among parents who say police acted rashly. police say this investigation will continue. still ahead at 11:00, the latest jobs numbers they are out with an unemployment rate, one we haven't seen in more than three years. we'll let you know how it might impact that presidential election. those are tears of joy. a little girl reunited with her beloved puppy she thought she'd never see again. and gas prices have clipped the $5 mark. we'll tell you if there's any relief in sight.
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this one. this morning we found out the unemployment rate in september falling below 8% for the first time in nearly four years. that's good news for job seekers but also for president obama trying to maintain his lead in the polls and recover from a weak debate against mitt romney. danielle lee has what the numbers mean. >> reporter: the unemployment rate delivered president obama a preelection gift. the number of people without jobs fell to 7.8%, marking the first time it's been below 8% during obama's presidency. >> there's still that willingness for all of us to see that more people are put back to work, but in this particular report, i'm happy to see we see a continued growth. >> reporter: employers added 114,000 jobs in september and 86,000 jobs that hadn't been accounted for in july and august. the numbers shocked analysts who predicted the rate would stay around 8% and possibly grow.
>> this is a big report. >> reporter: presint obama called the september report proof the economy is improving under his policies. >> we made too much progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place. i can't allow that to happen. >> reporter: mitt romney continued his argument in tv ads launching today that the recovery is too slow. >> i have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> reporter: they pointed out the new numbers of jobs created has been decreasing since july. >> that number has to grow. >> reporter: this report a positive sign for a still fragile economy. one downside to the report many of the jobs created were part-time jobs, not part-time jo jobs. i'm danielle lee, nbc news. as the unemployment rate goes down, unfortunately bad news here with gas going up. in the past 24 hours, gas prices have gone up by 15 cents a gallon statewide. and here in the bay area, a lot of drivers experiencing big-time
sticker shock at the pump. we're live now. is that money for regular? >> reporter: that's right. we haven't seen a lot of people come by this particular station and that's because, as you can see behind me, regular unled is selling for $5.39. premium is $5.39. down the street it's considerably less. we found a few people here this morning filling up. mark burton filled up his pickup truck this morning not immediately realizing he was paying over $5 a gallon. >> well over $100. in most cases, i can't fill it up because they have $100 restriction on most gas pumps. >> prices are up across the board. in san francisco a gallon of regular unleaded went from $4.43
to $4.59 overnight. in san jose, the average was $4.37 yesterday and today it's up to $4.53. >> when i was pulling in, my gas tank light went on. i was like it's going to cost a lot. i had no idea it had gone up this much. >> reporter: mishaps at some of the 14 refineries and a problem with an oil pipeline have caused a state-wide gas shortage. the fire in august was a contributing factor for the recent jump in prices. in southern california, the gas shortage forced some costco gas stations to shut down. prices could continue to rise in the coming week. >> i have a big family. i have six cars. it affects a lot. i have three children who drive.
>> even this little car, it's still $45 to fill up. that's crazy. >> reporter: if there are more problems with the state's refineries then we can expect gas prices to stay the same or perhaps go even higher in the coming weeks. monty francis, bay area news. >> thank you very much. gas prices way up, the temperature now starting to go the other direction. christina loren is here to show us the weekend. >> a good-looking weekend. we're getting our first showers of the season as we speak. want to start with the live picture of san francisco. look at all the boats out there. and you'll notice it's a little choppy. we have more winds to contend with today than this time yesterday. that's going to make for some good action out there on the bay for america's cup. i'll get to that forecast in a moment. as promised, let's show you those showers. there they are. not much to talk about.
however, enough to purify the air quality. this is basically the deal all weekend long. if you're headed to the city for the big bay weekend, just plan on some pesky showers on and off from time to time. i don't think you need to carry an umbrella with you. still 70 degrees in san francisco. 65 in santa cruz. 70 degrees in san jose. allow me to be your tour guide for the events happening in the bay area. starting with america's cup. once we hit the highs at 4:00 p.m., temperatures will drop off as the sunsets well before 7:00 a.m. 6:45 this time of year. 61 degrees out there. make sure you grab a jacket. the winds will make it feel cooler. now to your giants forecast for tomorrow. the first playoff game we're so excited to be the broadcast home of your san francisco giants. look at this. comfortable conditions. cloudy and fog might become a factor out there. then on sunday, are you red defor some football? all happening here in san francisco. it will be comfortable out
there. a little bit of fog, but perfection if you want good tailgating weather. 62 degrees at 2:00 p.m. so if you're going to head to the city or you don't want to fight the traffic and want to stay at home, head to a sports bar to catch those events, temperatures will be comfortable. and then it looks like we're going to get some showers. best chance over the greater bay area. not just the coast tuesday into wednesday of next week. jon, back over to you. we'll be right back after this break.
a fatal accident. this happening north of the great mall exit. at least one person is dead and it's a mess out there. we'll continue covering this one and keep you updated as we get more information on this. but this one is slammed so bad it may take about two hours to clear it out. so if you're thinking about going anywhere near southbound 880 near the great mat exit, look for another direction. we'll keep you post ed. more at 5:00, 6:00 tonight on that fatal accident north of the great mall exit. at 11:00, why a boy scout's dreams are being dashed by political and his sexual orientation. we'll let you know.
and friends. the boy scouts releasing a statement. because of his sexual orientation and did not agree of duty to god, he's no longer eligible for membership in scouting. the boy scouts are not breaking the law according to some, but his mother is not happy getting a petition hoping to get a lot of people to come on board to sign and make them overturn that decision. we finish up with a very happy ending right here. got to love these stories. an emotional reunion as a 10-year-old girl reunited with her beloved puppy that was stolen from her bedroom. >> thank you to everybody who made this happen. >> very, very happy. took a lot of people to get her puppy back to her. we're happy to report all is well. thank you for joining us. a big weekend in san francisco. have a great one. we'll see you next week.